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New contract. Gennie vs HD DVR


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#21 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:48 PM

Indeed. Indispensible when it's the only way, but wired is always preferable to wireless for most folks.

 

Sure would be nice if someone could perfect wireless devices.  My laptop works flawlessly when used as a wireless device,  but that's the only thing that seems to.  My Roku 3 sits a couple feet from my router and that's flawless, naturally.  Haven't tried it farther away from the router so I can't really say anything else about its wireless capability.  I've often thought about trying wireless speakers...

 

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:53 PM

With all due respect Rich, your HD DVR population as I recall is one for the record books.  I have five in my whole house.  I think you have five in one room...and that's only one room.

 

Not that there's anything wrong with that.   :)

 

Yup, just don't trust them.  Gotta admit the 24s are really good machines, but I have had problems with several of them.  Lost four in the last year, if my memory serves me correctly.  I only have two leased HRs left and I just can't bring myself to deactivate them.  If I just hadn't bought all those TVs...

 

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:55 PM

New accounts have a $25 "Advanced DVR" fee that takes the DVR fee, HD fee and Whole Home fee, then rounds it up to $25. That might be the charge you're thinking of.

 

Probably, that kinda makes getting the HD fee taken off difficult, doesn't it?

 

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:57 PM

Sure would be nice if someone could perfect wireless devices. My laptop works flawlessly when used as a wireless device, but that's the only thing that seems to. My Roku 3 sits a couple feet from my router and that's flawless, naturally. Haven't tried it farther away from the router so I can't really say anything else about its wireless capability. I've often thought about trying wireless speakers...

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I have a Roku LT that's 90 feet from my router and it works fine.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 02:01 PM

Probably, that kinda makes getting the HD fee taken off difficult, doesn't it?

They don't take the HD fee off.  They issue a monthly $10 credit.  That same credit should be able to be issued regardless of whether you have 3 individual fees or if you have a single consolidated "Advanced DVR" fee on your monthly bill.



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 02:07 PM

They don't take the HD fee off.  They issue a monthly $10 credit.  That same credit should be able to be issued regardless of whether you have 3 individual fees or if you have a single consolidated "Advanced DVR" fee on your monthly bill.

 

I know that.  You can't take me literally most of the time. :rolling: 

 

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 02:09 PM

I have a Roku LT that's 90 feet from my router and it works fine.

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Yeah, I have a feeling the Roku 3 would work anywhere in the house, just haven't tried it.  You ever try wireless speakers?  That would really interest me.

 

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:09 PM

Yeah, I have a feeling the Roku 3 would work anywhere in the house, just haven't tried it. You ever try wireless speakers? That would really interest me.

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Run away from all thoughts of simple wireless speakers as fast as you can. Such a different animal.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:10 PM

Yeah, I have a feeling the Roku 3 would work anywhere in the house, just haven't tried it. You ever try wireless speakers? That would really interest me.

Rich


Run away from all thoughts of simple wireless speakers as fast as you can. Such a different animal.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:54 PM

Yeah, I have a feeling the Roku 3 would work anywhere in the house, just haven't tried it.  You ever try wireless speakers?  That would really interest me.

 

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I have a wireless Sub.  But its range is only about 10 feet.


 

 

 


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 05:46 PM

Run away from all thoughts of simple wireless speakers as fast as you can. Such a different animal.

 

That's what I figured.  Seems like it would be simple.  

 

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 05:47 PM

I have a wireless Sub.  But its range is only about 10 feet.

 

Passive or powered?

 

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 06:48 PM

They don't take the HD fee off.  They issue a monthly $10 credit.  That same credit should be able to be issued regardless of whether you have 3 individual fees or if you have a single consolidated "Advanced DVR" fee on your monthly bill.

They do if HD was added on in error based on local availability.

As for the second part, a credit can be added but the HD line item cannot be removed.


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:51 AM

Passive or powered?

 

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Powered. 


 

 

 


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 06:39 PM

:scratchin  Trying to imagine a passive, wireless, sub-woofer :scratchin

 

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 06:51 PM

:scratchin  Trying to imagine a passive, wireless, sub-woofer :scratchin

 

:grin:

I was thinking the same thing.  But, I wasn't sure whether he was joking or not.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:23 AM

:scratchin  Trying to imagine a passive, wireless, sub-woofer :scratchin

 

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:25 AM

Not one of my shining moments.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:33 AM

Also the Genie has pip which is great for sports :righton:



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:30 PM

Diff strokes, diff folks.... I haven't turned on PIP since the first few weeks of testing the Genie. I much prefer to record five sporting events, and switch among them, FF through lotsa stuff. That way, I see all the good parts in full screen, and miss the bad parts almost altogether.    Diff strokes, diff folks....


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